This program is designed for graduate students to develop a deep understanding of the theoretical, philosophical and practical dimensions of a constructivist approach to teaching and learning in physical education. Through engagement with the current literature in education, reflection on their own practice, and engagement in the research process, students will explore the impact of applying student centered approaches on teaching and learning in K-12 physical education.
The concentration will be delivered as a cohort model with a minimum of six students and a maximum of 15. The cohort will include physical education teachers who have completed an initial licensure program in physical education. The program will be completed part-time in two years, and it includes a two-week summer institute in both years.
Non-degree students who are looking for professional development in Teaching Games for Understanding may participate in the summer institute courses.
A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 based upon four years of course work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior year
Initial licensure in Physical Education
*A composite score of 290 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test
Three appropriate letters of recommendation
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
*Applicants are eligible for a GRE waiver if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher from an accredited college or university.